Target Field is the new home field for the Minnesota Twins baseball team! There are a lot of people extremely excited to be back in an open-air stadium for baseball in the state of Minnesota! Target Field is located at 1 Twins Way in Downtown Minneapolis, which is on 3rd Avenue North, between 5th Street North and 7th Street North, in the Warehouse District.
Ground broke on the new Target Field on August 30, 2007, and anticipation has been growing ever since! There was hope at one point to have a retractable roof, but because of the cost, this was unable to happen, as it would have cost around $100 million extra to the already large cost of the stadium. However, Twins ownership did decide to upgrade to have a full roof canopy soffit to help protect the fans from the elements of possible cold/snow/rain that is quite possible during the early and late games of the season. The Target Field seating chart holds 40,000 Twins fans, which is considerably less than the former Twins home, HHH Metrodome, which could hold more than 55,000.
Target Field cost $522 million to build and you won't understand why until you buy Target Field tickets and enjoy a Twins baseball game in style.
The first baseball game to be played at the new Target Field will be April 2 and 3 of 2010, which will be exhibition games where the Twins will play against the St. Louis Cardinals. The first regular season Twins baseball game will be against the Boston Red Sox on April 12, 2010. There is going to be a lot of hype for the first games in the new Target Field, so if you’re looking to be one of the people that gets to say you were at the first game in the new Twins baseball stadium, you better buy your Target Field tickets right away!